One has the distinct feeling that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus would have criticized a study that determined that water was wet, if he believed it would be detrimental to furthering the far-left secular progressive agenda. He was sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, but instead supports his radical left-wing political patrons, and defends their radical social and economic agenda. Against all evidence, foreign or domestic.
The US Marine Corps recently released a rather comprehensive nine-month study regarding male-female integrated infantry units, confirming what any objective analysis would already have made clear. Female-integrated units were significantly outperformed by male-only infantry units in nearly every infantry task.
Mabus, however, instead of acknowledging the results and admitting that such integration is a poor idea that will erode espirit de corps, unit integrity, and combat effectiveness, instead attacked the study, making claims about the selected volunteers that were directly and categorically refuted by those Marines who ran the study.
His assertions, of course, hint strongly at the prototypical activism found in the Obama appointees. The study wasn’t “right” because it produced results counter to the trumpeted meme of the feminist zealots. He plans to ignore the study, as well as the advice of recently-retired career Marine combat Veteran infantrymen, and the wisdom of a three-war Commandant. Then he will once again say he “sees no reason” for the combat exemption.
Because Ray Mabus is a liar. He lacks integrity and character. His word is worthless, and he is without honor. His tenure as Navy Secretary has done and will continue to do irreparable damage, and is a stain on the Naval Services. He is unworthy of respect, or trust. He will sacrifice a long and brilliant combat record of the United States Marine Corps for a feminist talking point he knows will have a corrosive impact on combat effectiveness. And he will do so without blinking an eye.
“It’s my call”, he told NPR. I cannot, in good conscience, advise a young man (or woman) to join the ranks of my beloved Corps while ANYTHING is his call, nor could I tell a parent to trust the life of their child to the Navy or Marines while Mabus is SECNAV. Because he cares nothing for them, only for his political patrons and his own corrupt and disingenuous skin.
I see our humble host beat me to it by eleven minutes. But what the hell. I am leaving this one up here. Mabus deserves stronger words than I used, to be sure.